Heated Gear to Get You Through the Coldest Sufferfests
Powered equipment to stave off the cold
Black Diamond Hot Forge Chalk Bag ($60)
Winter offers some of the best rock-climbing temperatures, but the high friction is useless if your fingers are too numb to feel the stone. A dip in this heated and insulated chalk bag brings the tips back to life so you can finish your latest climbing project.
Outdoor Research Gripper Sensor Gloves ($199)
Outdoor Research added its AltiHeat system to one of its bestsellers, so you can keep your digits warm during winter chores. Constructed from fleece and Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper, these gloves have grippy palms and provide ample dexterity—perfect for shoveling the driveway or chopping wood.
Ravean Down X Jacket ($250)
The Tesla of jackets, this high-powered 750-fill down puffy has six heating panels positioned in the back, chest, and pockets, and you can adjust the warmth with the press of a button. Its 12-volt battery triples as a flashlight and USB charging port.
Salomon S/Pro 120 Custom Heat Connect Ski Boots ($900)
Designed for ripping groomers, bump runs, and glades—and keeping your feet toasty all day—this 120-flex all-mountain boot has a discreet heating system built into the liner, which is controlled by a smartphone app or a button on the boot. And it’s made for the expert skier, so you needn’t worry about sacrificing capability for comfortable toes.
Gobi Heat Dune 3-Zone Vest ($179)
This insulated vest hides two heating panels on the chest and one on the back. It’s a classy, versatile layering piece that keeps your core warm. The lithium-ion battery slips into an internal pocket and is good for up to ten hours of use. You can toggle easily between three heat settings (the highest reaches 140 degrees) using a button on the chest.
Mobile Warming Primer Pants ($160)
Made from a cozy stretch-polyester fabric with three integrated heaters, the Primer gives a whole new meaning to hot pants. The base layer features four heat settings, adjustable by a button or Bluetooth connection, and a powerful lithium-ion battery for up to ten hours of blissful warmth.
Sportube Toaster Elite Boot Bag ($250)
No more frozen-stiff boots to start your day. The 60-liter Toaster Elite plugs into the wall so you can preheat your gear. It’s also insulated, so it maintains that warmth on the drive to the mountain. If the car ride is long, you can power it up off a car outlet and bask in comfort on first chair.